Call to Action Opportunity: Public Comment

Last week we emailed you information about the new payroll tax that has been introduced in the City Council that may impact you and your business.The tax imposes a 1.3% tax on payroll for any Seattle company with a payroll greater than $7 million. Please check out the recent Times editorial and Danny Westneat article that do a nice job of framing the issue.

Virtual Public Comment Opportunity

On Wednesday, April 29th, there is an opportunity to provide virtual public comment to the Seattle City Council. The City Council is holding a virtual committee hearing to discuss the proposed Tax on Jobs and we need people to sign-up to provide public comment. The public comment period begins at 10 am, but you must register ahead of time starting at 8am to provide public comment. It’s important you register right at 8 a.m. so that you are among those who are invited to speak before the cut-off the comment period. Registration can be found here.

Here are three others ways you can voice your concerns and the impacts of the new tax especially in the current economic uncertainty:
1.) Sign this letter calling on the Council to reject this tax on jobs and to focus on economic recovery.
2.) Send in your own comments to
3.) Sign the petition from No Tax on Jobs – Recovery Now.

If you believe your business will be subject to this tax please let us know so we have an idea of SODO businesses that could be impacted.